Monday, November 12, 2012

Sam Anning, Scottie Miller, Catherine Traicos and Maggie Britton this week at The Ellington

Four fantastic touring acts this week including the one and only Sam Anning (NYC) on Friday night in quintet format. Enigmatic USA Blues pianist/singer Scottie Miller on Wednesday, Catherine Traicos (Sydney) presents “In Another Life” Album Launch Thursday and the early Saturday show features Maggie Britton (Brisbane) "Up Close and Personal". Also a debut shows for trade jazz fans tonight with The Lazy River Jazz Band and a celebration for Marc Rodrigues who has come through his battle with cancer on Sunday.

MONDAY 12th November 7.00pm Lazy River Jazz Band

Formed over 30 years ago and featuring four of the original seven members, Lazy River Jazz Band will give lovers of all things trade jazz exactly what they are looking for. The Band features Lloyd Napier on Cornet;  Lew Smith on Saxophones, Clarinet and Flute;  Bill MacAllister on Trombone;  Barry Bruce on Piano;  John Healy on Double Bass; Barry Cox on Drums and Vin Holmes, Leader on Guitar and Vocals. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Nick Di Gregorio

Nick Di Gregorio is a guitarist originally from Melbourne who came to Perth to attend WAAPA in 2010. For the last 4 years he has been writing original material and tonight will present a collection of his works. It will be your last chance to catch Nick playing his original material before he relocates back to Melbourne at the end of the year. Joining him will be Ash De Neef on Bass, Sam O’Connell on Drums and Matt McGlyn on Trumpet. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Scottie Miller (USA)

Scottie Miller, (also known as Scottie “Bones” Miller) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His musical style is a combination of blues, soul, funk and jazz. “Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house. Highly recommended.” -Blues Revue Magazine - USA. Scottie is also the touring keyboardist for 2010 Grammy nominee and multi-BMA recipient Ruthie Foster & The Family Band. He appears on her "Live At Antone's"- CD/DVD which won “DVD Of The Year” at the 2012 Blues Music Awards. He has been inducted in to the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame. His most recent releases include: "LIVE"-Scottie Miller Band (2010 CD). “HOME - A House Concert with Scottie Miller" (2011 DVD), and his brand new CD “RISE UP” which he will be releasing in Australia this November. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Catherine Traicos “In Another Life” Album Launch

Sydney singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos is widely recognised in Australia and the US as one of the leading new voices in Americana. Having released two critically lauded albums; “The Amazing” (Album of the month, The Melbourne (Age) Magazine, & Lost Highway, WMBR Boston) and “Gloriosa” (Album of the Week, TOM, "Pick of the Week", AU Review and Country HQ), Catherine heads to the Ellington stage to launch her stunning new solo long-player, “In Another Life”. Catherine will be joined for a special one off performance by acclaimed bass-clarinettist Philip Everall. Traicos and Everall will preview songs from their forthcoming collaboration, “The Unnatural Congress of Still Beating Hearts”, a song-cycle that draws upon the strengths of classical, percussive and popular contemporary music to produce something that is at once unusual, intriguing and incredibly beautiful. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Sam Anning Quintet

Sam Anning is one of Australia’s most prominent Jazz musicians who now resides in New York. After graduating from WAAPA completing a Bachelor of Jazz (Performance), Sam went on to study and perform in New York City, the U.K., and Europe, where he also developed and broadened his compositional and performance style. Sam has performed with a large number of national and international artists including: Charlie Haden, Jim Black, Andy Milne, Bobby Shew, Sheila Jordan, Chris Cheek, Will Vinson, Dale Barlow, George Coleman Jr, Katie Noonan, Darren Sigesmund, James Morrison, George Garzone, Don Burrows, Terrell Stafford, Scott Tinkler, Julien Wilson, Graham Collier, Jamie Oehlers, Barney McAll, Greg Osby, Ingrid Jensen and Carl Orr. Performing this evening will be Carl Mackey, Ben Vaderwal and Graham Wood. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Meg Mac & The Squeeze

Meg Mac & The Squeeze bring you a sensual mix of old school soul and uptown funk, featuring the formidable talent of young starlet Megan McInerney and a powerhouse three-peice horn section, The Squeeze guarantee a juicy good time. To find out more visit: Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Maggie Britton (Brisbane) Up close and personal. 

Maggie Britton “Up Close & Personal” delivers in smooth-jazz style the songs from her current album "Ditto" & other classic jazz standards with stories from a career spanning more than 40 years. From 1967 she appeared regularly on Brian Henderson’s Bandstand, on television and toured extensively around the globe. Britton’s 1981 Royal Command Performance in London ranks as a career highlight and she has had numerous hits, including Come on Down, Morning Dew and the country classic Reuben James. This is Maggie’s first visit to Perth to perform with the Russell Holmes Trio. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Saffron Sharp

Celebrate your weekend at the Ellington! Saffron Sharp will be playing a hot set of intense ballads and roaring swing tunes on the Ellington's intimate stage. Saffron's unique way of connecting with the audience has been reflected on many times by some of the current jazz leaders in the Australian jazz industry. Her warmth in communicating a melody can only come from her experience playing in duo and trio settings for years. Saffron shines as she takes this intimate feeling deep into a song drawing the audience to silence. The Ellington's performance space is an exciting venue to see Saffron as she takes advantage of the full band making standards fresh with the twist of a young musician. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen

Chelsea Cullen is one of the most exciting and talented singer song writer to emerge from the Perth music scene in recent years. Her music is written from the heart with inspiring lyric's and melody's, cleverly interpreting issues & emotions in modern life. Dd Soul are a newly formed session band from Perth consisting of Daine Spowart (Drums), Dario Jiritano [Big D] (Bass), Pete Flude (Guitar and Vocals), Norberto Flamenco [Norb] (Keys/Piano), they are all working musicians with different musical backgrounds. Special guests include: Sam Timmerman – Trumpet, Chris Travaglini – Alto Sax, Amy Salter – Tenor Sax and Jamie Hall – Backing Vocals. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Marc Rodrigues and friends

As some of you may know earlier this year Marc was diagnosed with cancer.  After months of intense treatment he is on the mend and now formally in remission.  He has been blown away by the support that has been shown to him and his family.   To show his appreciation Marc wanted to host a gig to celebrate life.  To join Marc in the celebrations will be some of Perth’s most sought after musicians.  So come on down for a great night of music. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 18th November 7.00pm Song Lounge

Presented by North Street Music, Song Lounge features a selection of Australia's leading singer-songwriters together for an evening of wine, tapas and storytelling. Featuring Natasha Shanks, Elk Bell, Nat Ripepi and The Rick Webster Project featuring Allira Wilson. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

December 4 Steve Tallis (Paris)
December 8 (6pm & 9pm) Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat 
December 12 Mark Lockett Trio (Melbourne)
December 15 Gian Slater and Chris Hale (Melbourne)
December 16 3.00pm Jackie Loeb (Comedy show - Sydney)
December 16 6.00pm Jazlyn live featuring B-Rol (Sydney)
December 17&18 Grace Woodroofe (USA)
December 19 Karen Lane (UK)

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